Thursday, September 9, 2021

Ch-ch-changes?

I know, I know, I still need to write about last Saturday's lesson, but it's been a WEEK. Why are the short weeks always worse than regular ones? Sigh. I think we're picking up hay after work tonight so no guarantees I'll get to it tomorrow either. I'm the worst. 

Also agrees I am the worst for always waking her up from naps to go to our lessons

In the meantime.... Anyone out there in blogland have experience transferring their existing blog to a new domain (with blogger, not WordPress)? I picked Confessions of a Dressage Barbie as the title/domain on a whim 5 years ago but as my friends frequently point out, it's not necessarily the most fitting. I believe a direct quote was "And Barbie's make me think of vapid, narcissistic airheads. None of which applies to you." 🤣 stunning vote of confidence, I know! The name was always tongue in cheek, but I can see how it might be off-putting to someone who stumbles across it and equates the name with a stereotypical snotty dressage rider, which y'all know I am not. Frankly I'm a trainwreck 🤷‍♀️
Lesson outtakes - when Ruby decided to do a dolphin leap when she got excited about cantering...

...and I was like wtf horse and accidentally panicked and clutched her face 🙈 see? Trainwreck. 

So I guess now I'm casually exploring what it would take to move everything over - I already have a domain with a new name picked out. I may or may not have bought it THREE YEARS AGO with good intentions to move things then and then I... Didn't 🤣 I'm picking out some updated photos of the girls for a new header (since that photo of me on Cinna was like her 4th ride ever lol) and I already have the handle reserved on IG. Oh and a Gmail account for it. All three years old hahaha. Yeah. I am a procrastinator, what can I say? So maybe that will be this weekend's project! Assuming one of you pipes up in the comments and assures me t isn't nearly as complicated as I'm making it in my anxiety brain.....?


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  1. Lauren from She Moved To Texas I think has a lot of experience transferring domains

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    1. Oh good to know! I reached out to Amanda since I know she just moved hers but it's WordPress so I didn't know how different it might be from blogger. Amanda's was super simple so hopefully mine will be similarly easy 🤣

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  2. Yesssssssssss. So excited to see the new "rebranding" as it were!

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  3. Oh fun changes happening! I have nothing to offer as I've changed nothing on my blog, like, ever. But excited to see the new name!

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    1. I don't think anyone will be surprised with the new name 🤣

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  4. I think thst the blog needs to feel true to you so go ahead and changes.

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    1. The new name might swing too far in the opposite direction of barbie but eh, I don't care 🤣

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  5. So I did it years ago from STB Excellence to Clover Ledge Farm and uhhh...I have no idea what I did LOL! I googled it and bought a domain name. So um, yeah, no help here! But if I find directions I will send them to you via FB messenger.

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    1. OK, wait, here is the help site. I knew it was pretty easy. You just have blogger redirect to a custom domain.

      https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1233387?hl=en&visit_id=637669976714495182-3817235049&rd=1

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    2. I did some googling after I posted and I got a sneaking sense that it was far easier than I made it out to be in my brain 🤣🤣 and since this blog is already redirecting to a custom domain I think swapping domains should be... Easy? We'll see 🤞 I'm waiting on a new header image and then I should be able to go ahead and make the switch.

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